Abraham Lake Ice Conditions – December 23 2020

Open water at Cline Landing on December 20, 2020

Lots of great bubbles if you're willing to walk further

by | Published on December 23, 2020 | Last updated on January 3, 2021 | Abraham Lake Ice Conditions

Based on ice conditions checks between December 18 and 23, 2020

We're starting to see more ice on the lake but it's still early season conditions. Use extra caution when exploring areas that have only recently frozen.

Not a lot has changed since our last update. The area north of Preacher's Point still has great bubbles and good ice over 22 cm thick, but the access is a little more challenging.

The river channel should still be avoided with variable ice conditions throughout the channel and near the point (as mentioned in the post below from the Government of Alberta).

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE: There have been a large number of people exploring the Abraham Lake area this winter. Please note...

Posted by Respect the Land in Alberta on Friday, 11 December 2020
Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles

Ice bubbles at Preacher's Point on December 23, 2020

December 4 Ice Update

The ice near the main access at Preacher's Point is sitting on the ground now and starting to be cloudier.

We've seen some ice start to form on the lake between the dam and Allstones as well as in the Cline Landing area. The recent winds have broken up the ice in those areas but with more seasonal temperatures in the forecast we expect the lake to freeze soon.

Check out our latest photos from the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region to get an idea of what we're seeing on our adventures.

Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles

December 23, 2020 in the area north of Preacher's Point

Ice Safety

We share this information to help visitors to the area plan their trip. This represents the conditions we have observed at a specific point in time. Ice safety depends on many more factors than just ice conditions and anybody going on the ice should have the knowledge and experience required to assess the risks, or should consider going with a guide.

Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles

Head Out With A Guide

Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Pursuit Adventures offers winter tours throughout Central Alberta from November to April. Snowshoes, ice cleats and kicksleds are also available to rent in Nordegg.

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Sometimes you just want to head out on your own to explore the area. We get it. That's why we share all our adventure guides. You'll find our full guide to the Abraham Lake ice bubbles here, or you can see each of the locations below.

Cline Landing is one of our favourite December spots but it is often snow-covered, making it harder to find bubbles.
Preacher's Point, at the south end of the lake, is one of our favourite early season spots and a great option for ice features all winter.

Latest Conditions and Updates

Check out the latest conditions and updates for Abraham Lake.

Outdoor Safety

  • For your safety and the protection of the area please follow trail signs, stay on the trail and respect all trail closures
  • Be respectful of wildlife and familiarize yourself with wildlife safety techniques including keeping your pet on a leash and keeping your group together.
  • Always use the bear-proof garbage bin, keep a clean site and store your food in a bear safe fashion.
  • Always be prepared when travelling outdoors.
  • This area has limited to no cell phone reception. We recommend carrying an InReach on your adventures.
  • Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.


There are inherent risks in outdoor activities. Ice conditions may change quickly due to weather conditions and other factors. Using the information provided is entirely at your own risk and Pursuit Adventures is in no way liable for any injuries or other damages that may be sustained by anyone using this information.

Have you been to Abraham Lake recently? Let us know about your adventure in the comments below.